Elegant Mangalgiri Silk Cotton Saree with intricate Gond art painting
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Fine and Elegant Handpainted Gond Art saree painted by the Master artists from Madhya Pradesh on a light and easy to drape Mangalgiri Silk Cotton Saree. The Saree has an elaborate work of Gond art on the palla and in the borders
Comes with a blouse piece in the same fabric .
Saree Length : 6.2 - 6.3 mtrs (approx) including the blouse piece
Width : 45 inches
Gond Art History
The history of the Gond people dates nearly 1400 years. Paintings as well as other art forms have always been quite popular with tribal people in India, especially the Gond tribe. The Gond people have a belief that viewing a good image begets good luck and they decorate their walls and the floor of their houses with traditional tattoos and motifs.Gond paintings have also been used by the Gond people as a way to record their history.
According to the Gond belief system, each and everything whether it is a hill, river, rock or a tree is inhabited by a spirit and, consequently, is sacred. So the Gond people paint them as a form of respect and reverence. Gond paintings are a reflection of man’s close connection with his natural surroundings. While a majority of Gond paintings do take inspiration from nature, it isn’t the only source of ideas. They also turn to the myths and legends of India or showcase images from the daily lives and dreams in their art.
Gond paintings can best be described as ‘on line work’. The artist makes sure to draw the inner as well as outer lines with as much care as possible so that the perfection of the lines has an immediate effect on the viewer. Lines are used in such a way that it conveys a sense of movement to the still images. Dots and dashes are added to impart a greater sense of movement and increase the amount of detail.
Please note : This is a traditional hand painted product. This process often leave behind large color imprints outside the motif outlines. This is the result of the human involvement in the process of the craft and such irregularities are the hallmark of all handmade, handcrafted product that give it a unique edge over industrially produced fabrics and designs.
Washing and Maintenance Instructions:
Dry Clean Only
Things to remember:
We try to match the colors/details of the products in the photos to the real ones, but please allow for minor color variation in the material in some cases, as sometimes the digital cameras miss the colors by a bit..